'150 river stretches cannot support aquatic life'

150 river stretches in India cannot support aquatic life

CPCB findings show 150 river stretches across the country highly polluted with discharge of untreated water.

Bangladesh against Meghalaya's hydel projects

Raises concern over construction of 85 MW Mawphu and 84 MW Myntdu dams in Meghalaya and 1500 MW Tipaimukh hydro project in Manipur.

TN ready to give Kerala's water share

Tamil Nadu government agrees to release this year's water share of Kerala but expresses its inability to provide the previous year's water arrear of 3 tmcft.

51% of West Bengal's wastewater goes untreated into Ganga

Of the 51 STPs surveyed by CPCB in Ganga river catchment area of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, 14 STPs found non-operational and nine were found violating the biological oxygen demand standard, 

Jharkhand panchayats to get back their mining rights

State CM says that the sand mining policy of Jharkhand will be changed to ensure restoration of rights to panchayats.

Experts to study the socio-economic impact of Mhadei river on Goa

A 28 member team including members of water disputes tribunal to study the importance of Mhadei river for Goa after the state government alleges Karnataka is planning to illegally divert the water.

Over-extraction lowers Karnataka's water table

Groundwater level in the state reduces by 3.2% between 2004 to 2009 due to overexploitation.

Power ministry demands speedy clearance of NHPC's hydel projects

Highlights need for quick clearance to 10 hydro projets of NHPC with an aggregate installed capacity of 8531 MW.

Blasting for hydel project shakes up village in Karnataka

Residents of Madimogeru village in Shamboor along Nethravati river protest against Greenko carrying out construction activities for a mini-hydel project in the region.

This is the roundup of important news for December 13, 2013.


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News daily - 150 river stretches across the country highly polluted with discharge of untreated water, Bangladesh raises concern over dam construction in Meghalaya and Manipur, TN agrees to release Kerala's water share.